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July (64 posts)

  1. What does a poet in residence actually do?

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:42

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A few months ago I visited the National Wool Museum in Dre Fach Felindre, and met the newly appointed poet in residence at the museum Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.

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  2. Remembering Welsh poet Hedd Wyn

    Tuesday 31 July 2012, 16:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh poet Hedd Wyn was killed in action on 31 July 95 years ago.

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  3. Dr Rhys Jones at Royal Welsh Show 2012 - Day four

    Friday 27 July 2012, 10:27

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Dr Rhys Jones, co-presenter of Royal Welsh Show highlights on BBC Two Wales, blogs specially for BBC Wales Nature this week.

    Well that's it for another year! We just got the nod to say filming for the Royal Welsh Show 2012 is complete. Sara and I are catching a taxi as I type!

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  4. A change on the way this weekend

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 17:02

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's a game of two halves weather-wise in Wales today: the south, the east and the Royal Welsh Show have been hot and sunny but it's a different story in the north and west where it's cloudy and cooler.

    In Aberporth, there is some fog on the coast with a temperature of 16 Celsius, while in Monmouth...

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  5. Merthyr Rock stages announced

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 16:50

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Merthyr Rock details are finalised today, with day splits confirmed.

    Friday 31 August

    Main stage:
    Razorlight
    Saves The Day
    Futures

    Second stage:
    Dirty Goods
    The People The Poet
    The Lash
    The Undivided

    Saturday 1 September

    Main stage:
    Skindred
    Lower Than Atlantis
    Yashin
    Exit Ten
    The...

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  6. The Welsh language Act of 1967

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 14:40

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There have been many important acts of parliament relating to Wales over the years but none was more significant than the 1967 Welsh Language Act - not so much because of what it said, more for what it symbolised. The act was passed and became law 45 years ago on 27 July 1967, a significant and vitally...

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  7. No sign of a swift recovery

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 13:07

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The bad weather this summer has had a negative affect on the UK swift population, mentioned in a recent article on BBC News.

    This follows on from a recent RSPB report which mentions that the population of swifts visiting the UK each summer to breed is nearly a third lower than it was in the mid-1990s...

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  8. Dr Rhys Jones at Royal Welsh Show 2012 - Day three

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 11:44

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Dr Rhys Jones, co-presenter of Royal Welsh Show highlights on BBC Two Wales, blogs specially for BBC Wales Nature this week.

    It's simply been the hottest Royal Welsh Show I can ever remember! Standing up to two hours at a time in a show ring can really take its toll on your energy.

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  9. First, unwrap your truffle...

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 11:15

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    "Don't bite... savour it, roll it around in your mouth. There are places on the tongue that taste only sweet and places that taste only bitter or salt or sour... Caress it in your mouth, and you'll be amazed at what you taste..."

    That is from The Initiation Of Ms Holly by KD Grace, an erotic novel....

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  10. Dr Rhys Jones at Royal Welsh Show 2012

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 11:26

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Dr Rhys Jones, co-presenter of Royal Welsh Show highlights on BBC Two Wales, blogs specially for BBC Wales Nature this week.

    I am having an amazing time at the Royal Welsh Show show this year. I have to give a massive shout out to the Davies family from Whitland for allowing me to help prepare their...

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